The Widow’s Broom

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A widow finds a magic broom. She thinks it’s a regular broom at first, but then the broom starts sweeping by itself. The widow decides that it could be useful. She decides to teach it other things like chopping wood and playing piano. She likes it. Her neighbor, Mr. Spivey, wants to get rid of the broom because he thinks it’s evil. Mr. Spivey’s sons harass the broom. The broom hits them. Then everyone decides to destroy the broom. They take the broom while it’s sleeping, and they burn it at the stake. Later, the widow tells Mr. Spivey that she’s seen the broom’s ghost. He doesn’t believe her. Then he sees a white broom with an axe tapping on his door. Mr. Spivey decides to move away. Is it a ghost or a trick? Read the book to find out.

I think the story is clever. The illustrations are in the Pointillist style. They are all black and white and dots. This is a good style for the story. I’d like a broom like that. I’d teach my broom to put away the dishes and play games with me. This is a good book to read anytime.

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Author Chris Van Allsburg
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2018-Aug-28
ISBN 9781328470195
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Issue September 2018
Category Children's


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